Date of Conferral

2023

Degree

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

School

Psychology

Advisor

Mark A. Arcuri

Abstract

According to recent studies, a behavioral health leader’s (BHL’s) mental health and wellness is an important factor in an organization's ability to effectively provide mental healthcare. Mental health and wellness in BHLs lead to sustainability in their organization. Researchers have demonstrated that mental health and wellness in BHLs are factors contributing to an organization’s sustainability but have not established the factors contributing to mental health and wellness in BHLs. The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to examine the organizational factors contributing to the mental health and wellness in the BHL of the organization. The Baldrige excellence framework was used to explore organizational governance, operations, and results of the organization. Using a single case study, audio and email personal communication and the organization’s website were analyzed using open coding and data triangulation. The results of the study indicated themes of reliance on technology, employee accountability, and accountability systems. These identified themes are potential factors contributing to the mental health and wellbeing of the BHL. Positive social change may occur in the form of increased longevity of mental health agencies as BHLs may benefit from the results of this study through exploration of the organizational factors contributing their mental health and wellness.

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